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Thursday, March 22 • 1:30pm - 5:00pm
TH11 | Serious Illness Conversation, Evidence-Based Techniques for LTC Clinicians

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This session will review the components of the Serious Illness Program, an evidence-based, patient tested, structured approach to serious illness conversation. Participants will practice using the serious illness conversation guide and will receive feedback and advice for implementing the technique in patient care.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Recognize the need for a systematic evidence-based approach to discussing goals and values with seriously ill patients.
(2) Describe the seven steps of the Serious Illness Conversation.
(3) Demonstrate use of the Serious Illness Communication Guide to elicit preferences and patient goals of care.
(4) Provide feedback related to observed skills/techniques that facilitate exploratory conversations with patients and family members.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Henning, MD, CMD

Kevin Henning, MD, CMD

Kevin Henning, MD, CMD, is a family physician and serves as Medical Director, Optum CarePlus for the state of Washington. He is board-certified in family practice and hospice and palliative medicine and a certified medical director with the American Medical Directors Association... Read More →
avatar for Grace Cordts, MD, MPH, CMD

Grace Cordts, MD, MPH, CMD

Grace Cordts, MD, MPH, CMD, is an internal medicine physician who serves as Medical Director for Optum CarePlus in Pennsylvania and Delaware. She is board certified in internal medicine and hospice and palliative medicine and has added qualifications in geriatric medicine and is a... Read More →
avatar for James Mittleberger, MD, MPH

James Mittleberger, MD, MPH

James Mittelberger, MD, MPH, CMD, is an internal medicine physician who serves as the Chief Medical Officer of the Optum Center for Palliative and Supportive Care. Dr. Mittelberger is board certified in internal medicine and hospice and palliative medicine and is a certified medical... Read More →
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Denise Stahl, MSN

Denise Stahl, MSN, FPCN, is the Chief Clinical Officer of the Optum Center for Palliative and Supportive Care. She is an Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist with more than 25 years of experience working in hospice and palliative care and a distinguished HPNA Fellow in Palliative Care... Read More →


Thursday March 22, 2018 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Texas 5-6